Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
that terrified the d.c. region. police eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo for the shootings. they were both convicted. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo, who was 17 at the time, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in virginia. >>> the penn quarter neighborhood in northwest washington is remembering a prominent local professor killed in a freak accident. police say rhett leverett was killed yesterday morning when a car jumped the curb when he was walking his dog. investigators say the driver of the car had a medical emergency and lost control of the wheel. leverett was a professor at marymount university and a fixture in the penn quarter neighborhood. >> the mayor of penn quarter is what i would jokingly call him. he'd be in his rounds checking on things, checking on other residents, and checking on the building. >> he was just a mainstay of lafayette, where we live. he's going to be really, really missed. >> leverett's dog beth was not hurt in the accident. she is now being cared for by a neighbor. >> 6:07 is the time.
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
-old john and 13-year-old kyle morton of stafford, virginia. the father was conducting takeoffs and landing and something went wrong. residents of the mobile home park were out enjoying a fall evening when the plane came down. >> my two nephews, my niece, all their friends are playing in this cul-de-sac. it could have been so much worse. >> the pilot avoided hitting any homes. no one on the ground was hurt. >>> 2,000 american service men and women have now died in the war in afghanistan. the fighting began just about 11 years ago and two americans died in a firefight over the weekend. drew levinson reports this may have been the latest of the insider attacks against the united states. >> reporter: thk weekend marked a deadly -- this weekend marked a deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago. it happened in a check point in the eastern part of the country. one american soldier and american contractor and three afghan soldiers were killed in a firefight. >> the circumstances were somewhat confused. there was a report of insurgent f